Kettle’s Yard presents the first UK survey exhibition of Linder (b. 1954). The exhibition will span five decades of the artist’s career and include new commissions. In a total takeover of Kettle’s Yard, ‘Linderism’ inhabits the galleries, the Kettle’s Yard House, the neighbouring St Peter’s Church, the Research Space, staircases and café. The exhibition explores every area of Linder’s diverse practice, from her emergence in the Manchester punk scene of the 1970s to her more recent interventionist public commissions. The title ‘Linderism’ claims the artist’s work is its own art historical movement but also gestures to Linder’s interest in style, from the artistic to the fashionable. Linder is well known for her radical feminist photomontage which cuts through the veneer of print culture. An important figure in the punk movement, she designed artwork for bands including Buzzcocks and Magazine, as well as for her own post-punk band Ludus, of which she was founder and lead singer. The exhibition will include examples of photomontage works from throughout her career. While early works comprise juxtapositions of images taken from contemporary interior, fashion...
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